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Project Japan : metabolism talks--

Author: Rem Koolhaas; Hans Ulrich Obrist; Kayoko Ota; James Westcott; Office for Metropolitan Architecture. AMO.
Publisher: Köln ; London : TASCHEN GmbH, 2011.
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"Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs ... then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and think ... although they were very different characters, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rem Koolhaas; Hans Ulrich Obrist; Kayoko Ota; James Westcott; Office for Metropolitan Architecture. AMO.
ISBN: 9783836525084 3836525089
OCLC Number: 762964032
Notes: "Interviews with Arata Isozaki, Toshiko Kato, Kiyonori Kikutake, Noboru Kawazoe, Fumihiko Maki, Kisho Kurokawa, Kenji Ekuan, Takako Tange, Noritaka Tange, Atsushi Shimokobe, and Masato Otaka AND Akira Asada, Shuhei Aida, Hiroshi Hara, Shinya Izumi, Charles Jencks, Koji Kamiya, Hidetoshi Kato, Mamoru Kawaguchi, Takashi Onishi, Sachio Otani, Akira Tamura, Shomei Tomatsu, Hajime Yatsuka, with postscript by Toyo Ito"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 719 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Movement (1) / Rem Koolhaas --
Movement (2) / Hans Ulrich Obrist --
Arata Isozaki --
Tabula Rasa --
Toshiko Kato --
Tange Lab --
Kiyonori Kikutake --
Birth of a movement --
Metabolism 1960 --
Noboru Kawazoe --
Tokyo Bay --
Fumihiko Maki --
On the land, on the sea, in the air --
Kisho Kurokawa --
Media Architects --
Kenji Ekuan --
Expo '70 --
Takako Tange, Noritaka Tange --
Expansion/exile --
Atsushi Shimokobe --
Project Japam --
Postscript: Toyo Ito --
Project Japan 1940-1985: timeline.
Other Titles: OMA AMO, project Japan, metabolism talks--
Responsibility: Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist ; editors: Kayoko Ota with James Westcott, AMO ; [translators, Thomas Daniell, Wayne Lammers, Hiroshi Watanabe].

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"Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs ... then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and think ... although they were very different characters, the architects worked closely together to realize their dreams, staunchly supported by a super-creative bureaucracy and an activist state ... after 15 years of incubation, they surprised the world with a new architecture--Metabolism--that proposed a radical makeover of the entire land ... Then newspapers, magazines, and TV turned the architects into heroes: thinkers and doers, thoroughly modern men ..."--Publisher's description.

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